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(Construction Pros)   Kentucky tests orange highway striping for safety in construction zones. Once more for Drew, that's "striping" with just one P   (forconstructionpros.com) divider line
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2259 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Oct 2020 at 9:35 AM (24 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-26 9:38:29 AM  
20 votes:
I'd just be happy with road paint that I could see when it rains.
 
2020-10-26 9:42:47 AM  
17 votes:
If you don't notice the orange cones and sh*t, you sure as hell aren't going to notice the paint change.

Waste of money.
 
2020-10-26 9:56:07 AM  
7 votes:
And just like today, when people hit section of orange markings but don't see any work going on they'll learn to ignore these too.
 
2020-10-26 9:42:01 AM  
5 votes:

Cleffer: I'd just be happy with road paint that I could see when it rains.


That's a good point, I bet that orange disappears when it gets wet at night.  It's always a fun time when it's storming and the lane lines disappear.
 
2020-10-26 9:47:13 AM  
4 votes:
Reponding to the headline only:

I drove through Kentucky a few weeks ago and experience this.  It was odd to me at first but I quickly adpated.

Using orange lines makes a lot of sense. There is no confusing old lines for new, it signals that the specific lane(s) are temporary, and insinuates that one should drive with caution - all by the color.

That said, I have very, very high color definition (Doctor's suspect tetrachromacy but I was never tested).  I wonder how these lines appear to the color blind?
 
2020-10-26 10:12:55 AM  
3 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: If you don't notice the orange cones and sh*t, you sure as hell aren't going to notice the paint change.

Waste of money.


I doubt it's any more expensive than putting down temporary white lane lines in the construction zones.
 
2020-10-26 10:11:18 AM  
3 votes:
And like all construction projects they'll leave the construction zone markings in place long after the job is done, thus training drivers to completely ignore this stuff.
 
2020-10-26 9:52:00 AM  
3 votes:

Cleffer: I'd just be happy with road paint that I could see when it rains.


Whaaaa? What kind of crappy paint they using by you. Yellow and white glow out here.

But still no cure for 'solid lines mean stay in you god damn lane, asshole'
/do not miss multli lane roads
 
2020-10-26 10:35:07 AM  
2 votes:

pheelix: If they did that in Wisconsin, they'd never change it back. Highway projects take so long that by the time they finish the road's almost ready to be repaved again.


They were testing it in Wisconsin when they redid the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee starting six years ago.
 
2020-10-26 10:23:23 AM  
2 votes:

Slypork: Day_Old_Dutchie: [Fark user image 850x399]

Hard at work, watching the guy with the shovel.

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Glad they're wearing their official OSHA mandated reflective safety gear as well. Be a shame if a passing rollerblader didn't see them and caused an accident.


This attitude is why we don't have a  working class in this country anymore.
 
2020-10-26 10:18:29 AM  
2 votes:

pheelix: If they did that in Wisconsin, they'd never change it back. Highway projects take so long that by the time they finish the road's almost ready to be repaved again.


I was going to say something similar about Illnois. They have work zones that go years. Once I see faded and broken orange striping in a work zone, I'll know I'm not imagining things.
 
2020-10-26 10:07:31 AM  
2 votes:
If they did that in Wisconsin, they'd never change it back. Highway projects take so long that by the time they finish the road's almost ready to be repaved again.
 
2020-10-26 10:05:07 AM  
2 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: If you don't notice the orange cones and sh*t, you sure as hell aren't going to notice the paint change.

Waste of money.


Frederick Beauregard Tutweiler XVII ran over some girl, blew a BAC of 35.9, and then skated because he was Frederick Beauregard Tutweiler XVII, but claiming the freshly-painted lines in broad daylight were too worn and invisible to see.  The Commonwoe then made this sort of thing to claim to fix the problem, while not actually doing a thing to Frederick Beauregard Tutweiler XVII, Kentucky Colonel.
 
2020-10-26 9:48:03 AM  
2 votes:
Having driven down I-75 several times the past few months, the orange is noticeable as a "did they run out of yellow?" reaction.  The sudden lane shift and uncomfortably close concrete barriers add to the "omfarkingawwwd" reaction that I'm certain my fellow drivers will handle with complete calm.
 
2020-10-26 2:15:55 PM  
1 vote:

Loreweaver: Petey4335: Cleffer: I'd just be happy with road paint that I could see when it rains.

Whaaaa? What kind of crappy paint they using by you. Yellow and white glow out here.

But still no cure for 'solid lines mean stay in you god damn lane, asshole'
/do not miss multli lane roads

Living here in PA, I can tell you, they really do use crappy paint that does not reflect well at night, even when dry.  It is because the high-reflective paint is more expensive, and they have to resurface and repaint the roads every 3 years due to the insane amount of potholes we get .. though I suspect the potholes are also a symptom of using cheap-grade asphalt...


It would be nice if potholes were just because of cheap asphalt, but probably part of the cause. Water seepage + freeze along with thaw + washout of the soil and under the bed of rocks under road is just something those of us in such climates have to accept. Additionally, the weight of hauling freight regularly is just going to cause more fractures over the long run. Unless you have a way to seal the road, stop it from cracking, and stabilize the soil underneath without completely destroying the environment, without adding a huge amount of cost it is what it is.
 
2020-10-26 1:59:22 PM  
1 vote:

Petey4335: Cleffer: I'd just be happy with road paint that I could see when it rains.

Whaaaa? What kind of crappy paint they using by you. Yellow and white glow out here.

But still no cure for 'solid lines mean stay in you god damn lane, asshole'
/do not miss multli lane roads


Living here in PA, I can tell you, they really do use crappy paint that does not reflect well at night, even when dry.  It is because the high-reflective paint is more expensive, and they have to resurface and repaint the roads every 3 years due to the insane amount of potholes we get .. though I suspect the potholes are also a symptom of using cheap-grade asphalt...
 
2020-10-26 1:51:16 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: greatgodyoshi: Cleffer: I'd just be happy with road paint that I could see when it rains.

Ohio has this problem. And no reflectors on the roads. When I lived in Florida, I had no problem seeing the lanes even in a deluge. Moved to Ohio, and I-71 looked like it didn't have lanes in even a mild rain.

We can't have reflectors here because the snowplow would just tear 'em off...


I figured that was the reason. I wonder if they could cut a small hole and put in flat topped ones that are angled inside to catch the light. It's not like they aren't constantly doing construction on the main highways anyway.
 
2020-10-26 1:49:51 PM  
1 vote:

Cultured: I dunno about the orange paint, but I would definitely slow down for strippers.


I grew up just north of NYC and there were highways with reflectors. There's a certain type you can use. It's a cost thing.
 
2020-10-26 1:00:29 PM  
1 vote:

g.fro: Slypork: Day_Old_Dutchie: [Fark user image 850x399]

Hard at work, watching the guy with the shovel.

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Glad they're wearing their official OSHA mandated reflective safety gear as well. Be a shame if a passing rollerblader didn't see them and caused an accident.

This attitude is why we don't have a  working class in this country anymore.


I was being a smartass. I've worked construction as a union carpenter and I have many friends and family members in unions including electricians ,plumbers, elevator repair, grocery clerks and educators. I respect unions but have seen and heard about slackers in those jobs. Of course, you find them in all jobs
 
2020-10-26 11:22:05 AM  
1 vote:

Petey4335: Cleffer: I'd just be happy with road paint that I could see when it rains.

Whaaaa? What kind of crappy paint they using by you. Yellow and white glow out here.

But still no cure for 'solid lines mean stay in you god damn lane, asshole'
/do not miss multli lane roads


The problem is with roadwork areas at night.  They paint temporary lanes but they don't put reflectors down.  Any kind of paint on new pavement isn't going to be very visible at night when it's raining without angled reflectors.  The slightly oily water on a completely black surface is just too shiny on it's own due to your headlights.  You can see the lanes, but not very far out.
 
2020-10-26 10:12:43 AM  
1 vote:

Day_Old_Dutchie: [Fark user image 850x399]

Hard at work, watching the guy with the shovel.


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Glad they're wearing their official OSHA mandated reflective safety gear as well. Be a shame if a passing rollerblader didn't see them and caused an accident.
 
2020-10-26 9:59:37 AM  
1 vote:
So now Im going to have yellow covered by black covered by orange covered by black covered by yellow?

That will be crystal clear in wet conditions.
 
2020-10-26 9:53:31 AM  
1 vote:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: If you don't notice the orange cones and sh*t, you sure as hell aren't going to notice the paint change.

Waste of money.


Politics 101: Do stupid stuff to justify your job as long as you can prove that it wasnt bad. "See we did all these things, I'm amazing".
 
2020-10-26 9:46:10 AM  
1 vote:

Cleffer: I'd just be happy with road paint that I could see when it rains.


Ohio has this problem. And no reflectors on the roads. When I lived in Florida, I had no problem seeing the lanes even in a deluge. Moved to Ohio, and I-71 looked like it didn't have lanes in even a mild rain.
 
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